Mamata Banerjee continues sit-in, SP leader joins protest

Mamata Banerjee during a sit in dharna protest against CBI raid to Kolkata Police Commissioner house
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a sit-in (dharna) protest against CBI raid to Kolkata Police Commissioner house at Metro Channel in Kolkata last night on Feb. 04, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Kolkata, Feb 4. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata
Banerjee
on Monday continued her sit-in protest here over the CBI’s
attempt to question the Kolkata Police chief
in connection with a ponzi
scheme scam,
as Samajwadi Party leader Kiranmoy Nanda joined her.

The Trinamool Congress supremo, surrounded by her ministers
and top party leaders, stayed up the entire night on a makeshift dais at the
city hub Dharamtala area, near the Metro Channel, after starting the
demonstration around 9 p.m. on Sunday.

There is a blanket security cover in the area.

“This is a Satyagraha and I’ll continue till the
country is saved,” Banerjee told the reporters here.

The Chief Minister said she was getting calls from
politicians, including former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav,
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal,
all of whom expressed their support for her action.

Nanda reached the venue in the morning as representative of
party chief Akhilesh Yadav.

Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress supporters held protest
demonstration and put up rail and road blocks in various parts of the city and
districts.

A large number of party activists also arrived at Dharamtala
since early in the day to express their solidarity.

In an unprecedented confrontation between the Narendra
Modi-led central government and the West Bengal government, Banerjee began the
sit-in accusing Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah of attempting a
coup to destabilise her state, saying there is a “constitutional
break-down”, after an ugly face-off between the CBI and the state police.

The showdown started after the federal probe agency’s
officers showed up near the residence of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev
Kumar, who has been under the scanner in connection with the Central Bureau of
Investigation probe into the ponzi scheme scam case.

The events were expected to cast a shadow on the Budget
Session of Parliament on Monday with the opposition expected to vociferously
raise the issue.

क्या यह ख़बर/ लेख आपको पसंद आया ?
कृपया कमेंट बॉक्स में कमेंट भी करें और शेयर भी करें ताकि ज्यादा
लोगों तक बात पहुंचे

कृपया
हमारा यूट्यूब चैनल सब्सक्राइब करें

(IANS)

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